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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
vessel to zero in on one of their ships. japanese defense ministry officials are leveling some serious accusations at the chinese military. they say crew members on a chinese ship locked their weapons radar on a japanese vessel. they s the incident happened last week near the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan claim them. defense ministry officials say last wednesday the crew of a chinese frigate directed fire control radar on a self-defense force destroyer. the ships were about three kilometers apart. the officials say the crew of a chinese frigate directed the same kind of radar last month at a japanese helicopter. officers used fire-control raid tore lock on to objects at which miiles can be fid. the chinese did notaunc any missil. still, japanese defense ministry officials say the incident was extremely unusual. diplomats lodged a protest with chinese authorities. defense officials are trying to find out who made the decision to lock on. now, the u.s. state department spokesperson expressed her concern over the incident. >> a
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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
and secretary of defense to get along really well. there is some natural tension there. and she engagednd shend panetta got along fabulous. >> warner: speak of secretary of defense, chuck hagel who david, president wants to be, the secretary of defense, hearing yesterday confirmation hearing before the senate, pretty rough going. what did you take away from that. >> i thought it was terrible. i thought he did a very poor job. we interviewed him, mark and i said nice things about him. i internal enjoyed the interviews hi with him but he really did a bad job. he projected weakness which is not something you want in a secretary of defense. conot even respond to pressure from senators with any divorce origor. proct aid guy who hadn't prepared. some of these questions were obvious about the surge, about some of the things he said on al jazeera. you have to have an answer. it's like somebody without walks into a big home of their life without having done their homework. so i still think he will be confirmed. on more or less party-line votes but if it was up to sort of a looking for a
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel, defended his record today and said america must engage-- not retreat-- in the world. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we excerpt today's confirmation hearing, as republicans sparred with the former vietnam combat veteran about the war in iraq and more. >> brown: then, we have two stories from the middle east, beginning with a dramatic late- night rescue of syrian refugees, fleeing across the border to jordan. >> woodruff: and a margaret warner report about the threat a nuclear-armed iran poses to israel. > ty acmula enogh anium which is close to weapons grade, enough uranium which enables them to detonate one nuclear device: to me is clearly a redline. >> brown: former vice president al gore joins us to talk about his new book as well as money, politics and the future of democracy. >> the congress is virtually incapable of passing any reforms unless they first get permission from the powerful special interests. >> woodruf do americans trust the feral vernment? andrew ko
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
give the impression they're not behind the incidents. >>> the u.s. defense secretary says it could have had grave consequences. l leon panetta says it could inflame intentions. >> they have to be part of family of nations in that region working gether. >> panetta said the united states, south korea and japan will do everything possible to ensure their territories are secu secure. he called on china to avoid antagonizing other nations. the former secretary of state said u.s. officials oppose any unilateral moves aimed at undermining japan's control. >>> as north korea prepares to test another nuclear weapon, t south's top military commander has warned that yan may be trying to develop a hydrogen bomb. the chairman of south korea's joint chiefs of staff was speaking to parliament's defense committee on wednesday. he said the military believes pyongyang may detonated a boosted fission weapon, which has greater explosive power. he said the test may. last mth ia move agast nctis byhe u.n. serityouncil. the test may use highly enriched uranium and that pyongyang may even test two bombs s
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
maintain port facilities but india's defense minister has some questions about this deal. >>> defense officials worry the chinese are trying to increase influence in the indian ocean following similar efforts in the south china sea. >>> south korea's next leader is calling people to come together with strategies in dealing with north kore military leaders in pyongyang are claiming to carry out another nuclear test. >> translator: now is the time for both ruling and opposition parties to unite and call on north korea to stop its reckless behavior. >> park met with the leader of the opposition democratic united party and the party, hwang woo-yea. they promised to work together. park will be sworn in later this month. she said further nuclear tests head of the ruling could hurt efforts by the south's new government to rebuild trust with the north. they're trying to use their influence with pyongyang. officials say wanted pass along the request that the north koreans exercise restraint and he reportedly dismissed the demands. >>> populous. prosperous. pushing ahead. china's rise brought i
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
best defense. >>> a japanese ballerina in egypt has found life more difficult since the start of the arab spring two years ago. on the street affects what she does on the stage. nhk world has her story. ♪ >> reporter: the cairo ballet company was funded more than 45 years ago. they contain many dances from europe and even further away. three years ago, 24-year-old liza ocha became the first asian to hold a position of prima ballerina. she came to egypt six years ago, when she was just 18. she chose the company because of its strong reputation. >> people here are friendly. i feel comfortable. it's my sixth year. now i feel like this is the place where i belong. >> reporter: however, two years ago protests occurred in egypt. the upheavals have affected the ballerina dancers. >> translator: when there are demonstrations, it's dangerous to go outside. sometimes there are curfews. when that happens, all rehearsals are canceled. it can be hard to stay motivated with all that is going on. >> sometimes the principal male dancer misses rehearsals to join rallies in times square. he's wo
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
the world, put together a new defense strategy, that defense strategy had to take into account that the budge contl act quir the defense budget over the next ten years to be reduced by 500 million or so, a little less than that. and which would require a 5% decrease over what were the plans. and in doing that the president asked the military to think about what the new challenges were going to be, what were the real challenges we were going to face. and that defense strategy was comprehensive, and it had various pieces to it that we would look to agile for itses, that we would look to having a global footprint. but with emphasis, reemphas onasia continuance on the middle east but innovative partnerships around the world that could involve a lighter footprint in cases. >> rose: tom donilon for the hour next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. . >> rose: tom donilon is here, he is the president's national security advisor. part of his job is to prepare and deliver
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
life toe and it's never happened in any transcript i've ever seen that a defense lawyer breaks down someone to confess. but it wasn't that that motivated my desire to be a lawyer. it was the investigative part of it. it gave me a way to accomplish the that childhood desire to be nancy drew. the idea, though, stuck and it stuck as i proceeded to sort of start thinking about educating myself in public speaking,n debate, in student government. all of those activities reinforced for me that i might make a good lawyer. but i think in the end what convinced me to be a lawyer the most was understanding that it was -- law was a way to help people structure their relationships. >> rose: which is why we need rules and regulations and law. >> i talk about the importance of "lord of the flies" in my life. >> rose: tell us, wh was the important "lo of the fls." >> showing me what society could break down into without the rules and regulations. >> rose: exactly. >> but something else. which is without an influence in this society that accepted the importance of those values, most of us get it thr
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Feb 3, 2013 12:30pm PST
. >> thursday was not a good day for chuck hagel, president obama's tourist to be his next defense secretary. his old friend and fellow vietnam veteran john mccain jump all over hagel for opposing the surge in iraq. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said the search would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? are you going tonswer the queson, nator hage the question is, were you right or wrong? i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong. and you are fe to elaborate. >> i am not going to give you a yes or no answer -- >> let the record show that you refuse to answer the question. >> he finally gave the answer he wanted to give. >> i saw the suffering and consequences of a war. i did second think the srch. would this bwortthe crife? we lost almost 1200 dead americans during that period was it required, necessary? >> how much of that exchange was political, how much was personal, and how much was related to our defense policy, mark? >> 92, 11, 13. [laughter] a lot of it was personal. one could no
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30pm PST
$44 billion in spending cuts in defense and most othefedel programs just weeks away, the president urged congress to pass a mix of spending cuts and tax increases to ease the immediate hit. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the president to come to some sort of rational deal. >> reporter: the short-term budget fight comes as the
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
: treasury secretary timothy geithner, defense secretary leon panetta and secretary of state hillary clinton. only clinton's replacement john kerry has won senate confirmation and taken up his new post. the national security moves one step closer to completion with tomorrow's hearing for c.i.a. nominee john brennan. the president's environmental and energy team will be completely reformed. in addition to salazar's exit at interior, lisa jackson is leaving as environmental protection agency chief as is energy secretary steven chu with no replacements announced yet. and mr. obama's economic team will also have new faces, as he moves to replace: labor secretary hilda solis, trade representative ron kirk and rebecca blank, the interim commerce secretary who replaced gary locke when he became ambassador to china. critical issues await them, from action on climate change, to the keystone x-l oil pipeline, to negotiations on new trade agreements with a dozen nations, and the european union. the president set the tone for the selections to come, with his description of jewell today. >> she knows the
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Feb 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
from defense secretary leon panetta, and the joint chiefs chairman, general martin dempsey. arizona republican john mccain asked about a report that president obama rejected a proposal to arm syrian rebels last summer. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state... then secretary of state clinton and then head of c.i.a. general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >you did support that. >> we d. >> suarez: so far, the president's judgment has been that things won't get better with american arms. instead, he's warned the weapons might fall into the hands of extremist elements, a concern reiterated today by the new secretary of state, who was asked about the deliberations last year. >> i don't know what the discussions were in the white house and i'm not going backwards. the new administration, we're going forward from this point. there are serious questions about al nusra and a.q.i.-- al qaeda in iraq-- and other violent groups on ground. >> suarez: those groups are among the most effective fighters against the
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Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
defense. and yet all of those things, did i mention one person, one vote. doesn't say the bill of rights even though there are amendments that we call bill of rights. when you look at the thing, the bill of rights, it says congress shall make no law a bridging free speech but what if the president tries to censor speech or federal courts or states, did we not have free speech before the firsamendment was adopted? the first year and a half or so of the constitution? so my claim is that we have to honor this written text but much of our actual constitutional experience requires us to go beneath and behind the words, while staying fateth-- faithful to the words, that is the trick, going beneath and behind yet staying faithful. >> will you recognize this idea and this person, roll tape. >> the only way you can have democracy in an extensive nation is through written laws. d if you don't give those written laws the meaning that they were understood to have by the people who adopted them and more importantly by the people to whom they were promulgated, democracy doesn't work. the key question
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Feb 2, 2013 11:30am PST
recognizes that diplomatically and in development, in defense, we need to incorporate the role of women into our work in those areas, wherever it happens around the world. >> the post of global ambassador for women's issues, will that continue? have you been guaranteed tha >> yes. that will definitely continue. it was, as you know, the first time it had been done in our government. i think it has more than proved its worth to be able to say that the united states of america has a global ambassador for women's issues demonstrates that we have institutionalized the concerns that we all have about what we can do to make the world better for women and girls and by doing so, serve our own interests. >> when you were meeting with female country leaders and negotiating, how was it different? >> it's interesting, the women who are in leadership positions right now around the world are a very interesting group. and they are both by their actions and their words, strong advocates for women. let me just give you a couple of examples. ellen johnson sirleaf, just reelected in liberia. she would not
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Feb 9, 2013 11:30am PST
voice to say, well i'm not weak on defense and i will go tomorrow. i'm still serving in the national guard. i don't know what they could do with a gimpy lieutenant colonel but maybe i can wash windshields or something, i can still do that. but, but if we're going to d is, and i will be the first to volunteer to go, but we're going to have a discussion. we're going to have a good thorough discussion where we don't demonize or vilify one another because we someone is questioning the motivation and the benefits of this nation. right...if we're going to invade another country, if it's truly in the greatest interest of the united states then absolutely, let's have that discussion and if we're going to do it then we're going to do it. >> duckworth's motivation to run for office was her commitment to veterans and their families. but she wants to serve everyone in her district. >> these are my neighbors, this was my life. this was my life before i was deployed to iraq. and so i understand this district because this is me, you know, these families live the experience that i live. their kids g
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Feb 3, 2013 10:00am PST
. king on many issues. >> malcolm x is her personal hero, and her views on self-defense are much closer to malcolm x's than king's. she is also active in thelack freedom moment ait gro and changes. in 1966 stokely carmichael comes to give a big speech, and one of the first things he does from the pulpit is he calls out rosa parks and he calls her his hero. there's a beautiful picture of stokely carmichael and rosa parks, and i think we're not used to seeing that. >> reporter: we might have gotten used to seeing such unexpected aspects of rosa parks except for one curious fact -- parks' own records of her life are simply not accessible to public view. that's because of a dispute between family members and executors she appointed in her later years, and a probate court ordered that all her possessions should be sold, with the money that's raised being split between the contending parties. so the entire rosa parks collection has passed into the care of a new york auction house, one that's well-known for celebrity auctions. >> the rosa parks archive contains her library, unpublished photogr
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Feb 7, 2013 10:00pm PST
. defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey chair of the joint chiefs said they made that recommendation to president obama. panetta told a senate hearing that, in the end, the president decided against sending in arms. instead, the u.s. has provided only humanitarian aid to the rebels. secretary panetta also defended the military's response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the assault killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. panetta testified there'd been no specific warning of an imminent attack, so u.s. forces were too far away to respond. >> the united states military, as i've said, is not and frankly should not be a 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world. the u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> sreenivasan: republican senator john mccain of arizona argued the military could have deployed in time, if it had heeded warnings coming from the consulate and ambassador stevens.
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
about an inflation protected bond, a tipp, and keep it short. so you have defensive protection. prices won't go down very much. keep your investments outside the united states, perhaps brazil or mexico are even italy, with higher yields as opposed to what we see in the united states. and ultimately, defensive-oriented bonds that can protect principle in addition to providing an interest rate that is acceptable. >> sie: waned to pickup o putting your money outside of the country, because you talked about australia, brazil, canada, but you're not a big fan of u.s. stocks. that's kind of interesting because it is coming at a time when individual investors, at least, are just getting comfortable about putting money back in the stock market. they're looking forward to an upside in the markets. you're not seeing much upside. 5% you say in u.s. stocks for this year? we've already done that in january. >> we have done that. we've got a 12-month return. one month, according to our forecast. were buish on stoc to the standpointhey can go up, if they can provide an attractive return relative to i
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Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm PST
, gutsy, effective and have really been our main line of defense -- that and the stimulus -- against what could have been a vastly worse economic... >> charlie: i want to run through ten financial commandments. we'll put them on the screen and talk about them. thou shalt remember that people forget. >> o of the roots is of financial bubbles is that people forget when the good times roll they won't roll forever. this happened abundantly. >> charlie: thou shalt not rely on self-regulation. >> there was the attitude during the boom years that the markets were several regulating. they would watch themselves. you may remember alan greenspan expressing shock that they let their risk management systems deteriorate as much as they did. well, they did. we the public needs to watch out for that. >> charlie: three, thou shalt honor the shareholders. >> boards of directors let a lot of things happen in this crisis. you mentioned a few. >> charlie: praws because they didn't know. it has become so complex. >> right. that is the job of the board not to know every nitty-gritty but to know enough to feel
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Feb 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
killings as a lawful act of national self-defense and not an illegal assassination. the issue first surfaced in september, 2011, when president obama announced the killing of american-born al qaeda leader anwar al-awlaki. he was the target of a u.s. drone strike in yemen. >> the death of al-awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliates. he took the lead in planning and directing effortings to murder innocent americans. >> reporter: u.s. officials say al-awlaki inspired the fort hood shooter in 2009 and the failed bombing of a detroit airliner that christmas among other attempted attacks. three other americans, including al-awlaki's 16-year-old son, have so been killed by u.s. drone strikes in yemen. civil liberties groups have said such attacks deprive u.s. citizens of constitutional due process protection. but white house press s.e.c. jay carney justified those actions today as legal, ethical, and wise. >> the questions around this issue are important and the president takes them seriously. we have significant challenges because of the nature of the attack
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Jan 31, 2013 4:30pm PST
day on capitol hill for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. the former republican senator from nebraska took a grilling at his confirmation hearing. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle questioned him about his controversial views on gay rights, sanctions for iran, and former president george w. bush's policies in iraq. but in spite of the turmoil, hagel is expected to get cfirmed by a narrow margin. >> tom: an update on failed futures brokerage firm peregrine financial, its founder, russell wassendorf senior was sentenced to 50 years behind bars. he' received the maximum sentence after admitting to engaging in fraudulent activity and misleading regulators for almost two decades. wassendorf also was ordered to pay $215 million, the amount prosecutors say he cost clients. the 64-year-old said he is "very sorry." >> tom: a couple of media giants today highlighted the challenges of an industry under-going great changes. business at viacom slowed down at the end of last year. advertising at the company's cable t.v. networks like nickelodeon, and mtv fell for the third quarter in
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Feb 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
to, you know, these high priced legal defense firms that represent the banks. and then they go back to government again. and it's this sort of, this coterie of, you know, 100, 200 lawyers who really run this entire thing. and it's all the same people on both sides. >> lanny breuer was one of them. he was in a very prestigious washington law firm. jack lew, the new incoming secretary of the treasury, if he gets approved, served three years at citigroup. his record there, according to "the wall street journal" was not very lustrous for a man who's about to take over the treasury department. but "the wall street journal" suggests that he got his job, not because he had the experience, but because he was a crony of robert rubin. >> jack lew served in the clinton administration. i think he worked in the omb in the, you know, office of management of the budget. and he was one of the key players in helping pass the repeal of glass-steagall. and, you know, this is kind of the way it works. it's not a one to one, you know, obvious connection. but, you know, glass-steagall was repealed specif
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
street bankers were on the defensive. the great american mortgage bubble had burst. >> this is a huge amount of money. >> narrator: the economy was in ruins and wall street bankers were being blamed. bankers admitted they had miscalculated. but they were also worried that they could be held criminally liable for fraud. >> he and president obama will continue to work on... >> narrator: with a new administration arriving in washington, bankers and their attorneys expected investigations and at least some prosecutions. >> ...$150 billion in mortgage-backed securities. >> smith: was there a sense that there were going to be prosecutions of alleged fraud related to the mortgage crisis? >> i think there was that expectation. i think people had seen the financial crisis. there was obviously a lot of conduct that had gone on that was imoper and i think people were expecting to see some substantial prosecutions. >> the men and women who duped would-be homeowners, who defrauded the american investor, need to be identified, prosecuted, convicted and thrown in jail. >> narrator: in washington, th
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Feb 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
. when-- generally the consumer sectors are considered defensive so the fact they outperformed i think they can continue to outperform in 2013. we're in a period now where essentially an all-time high and a lot of folks are calling for a bit of a pullback. >> and clearly a lot of these consumer goods companies come with dividends. thats with a theme we saw in the first half of last year but the stocks continued to do well at the end of theas year into thiserio. coca-cola someone of those you have your eye on as a dividend consumer goods, what do you like out of coke. >> i'm the resident dividend ock advisor here at the stet and i reallyike 29.7% dividend yield at coke. the company has enough earnings to easily cover this 2.1 times over but more importantly coca-cola's growing the dividend, growing its dividend 50 consecutive years. and i think sometime in february they'll make that streak 51. again they have the solid earnings to cover it. and with the dividend moving higher i think will you see the stock move up towards 40 as well. >> speaking of solid earnings we heard late last week
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